Jump and Other Stories - Safe Houses Summary & Analysis

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Safe Houses Summary

A former political exile has returned to his home country, and he must be careful what events he attends. He cannot attend any events where others the government considers subversives might be present. The man never drives. He uses only public transportation to decrease the likelihood that he will come into contact with police. Daily he reads news reports about how his comrades are on trial, a trial from which he is the lone fugitive.

One day the man boards a bus with no particular destination in mind. He encounters a beautiful woman who also appears to be wealthy from her manner of dress. The woman starts a conversation with the man, and he learns that she is taking the bus because her car broke down. She explains that she is not accustomed to public transportation, and she asks if he...

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